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post #81031 of 103609

uh, i've just looked through it and to be frank, i have to agree with g-trans.. the best looks there, are those already posted here.. most of the rest is just :/ ...  it's not so much not wanting to pay attention to a different opinion or outlook, it's just not exactly enlightening/interesting stuff.

 

edit: oh he already said it. 

post #81032 of 103609
i think there's more to it than just entrylevelism. Like, it's younger and less well moneyed than SW&D, but a lot of the dudes are really thoughtful about fashion/clothing choices. And they're drawing on a lot of the same influences as SW&D, but doing so with more limitations, which I think creates interesting results.

Like, i wouldn't say "hang out on MFA and post there" or "these fits are all stellar", but the album as a product of a different community i think is worth skimming through, especially because it's easily collected in an imgur album, after all, which is more than can be said for browsing huge WAYWT threads with endless bullshitting/back and forth between fits.

Plus there's a level of earnestness on the forum itself that I find kind of charming, and i think it's reflected in the fits.

It's the same reason I like looking at SZ threads even if I think gothninja is silly as shit.
post #81033 of 103609
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i think there's more to it than just entrylevelism. Like, it's younger and less well moneyed than SW&D, but a lot of the dudes are really thoughtful about fashion/clothing choices. And they're drawing on a lot of the same influences as SW&D, but doing so with more limitations, which I think creates interesting results.

Like, i wouldn't say "hang out on MFA and post there" or "these fits are all stellar", but the album as a product of a different community i think is worth skimming through, especially because it's easily collected in an imgur album, after all, which is more than can be said for browsing huge WAYWT threads with endless bullshitting/back and forth between fits.

Plus there's a level of earnestness on the forum itself that I find kind of charming, and i think it's reflected in the fits.

It's the same reason I like looking at SZ threads even if I think gothninja is silly as shit.

 

 

I think users on SuFu do a lot more interesting things on a budget.

post #81034 of 103609
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Originally Posted by GraphicNovelty View Post

i think there's more to it than just entrylevelism. Like, it's younger and less well moneyed than SW&D, but a lot of the dudes are really thoughtful about fashion/clothing choices. And they're drawing on a lot of the same influences as SW&D, but doing so with more limitations, which I think creates interesting results.

Like, i wouldn't say "hang out on MFA and post there" or "these fits are all stellar", but the album as a product of a different community i think is worth skimming through, especially because it's easily collected in an imgur album, after all, which is more than can be said for browsing huge WAYWT threads with endless bullshitting/back and forth between fits.

Plus there's a level of earnestness on the forum itself that I find kind of charming, and i think it's reflected in the fits.

It's the same reason I like looking at SZ threads even if I think gothninja is silly as shit.

Oh come on, there are best of threads on here and sufu where people have picked through the talk.

I just don't think the Reddit system is too great for producing interesting results. Because of how upvotes work to create visibility, the "safest" stuff generally gets pulled up to the top and upvoted. This of course doesn't mean the fit is bad, only that the "best of album" reflects easy and safer routes because of how varied the Reddit community is. Even the gothy stuff in the imgur album is pretty safe.

I'd be interested in seeing a comparison of MFA demographics and SWD demographics, because I'd say they're not much different. Both here and there people are college or older, and SWD is just conditioned to throw more money at clothing (because we're an enthusiast site, and Reddit is a giant capture net of lots of interests). We all balked at spending $100 for a shirt at one point.

I think a good example is Dishy, who posted/posts on MFA as well as here. If you compare his earlier MFA stuff to the stuff he does now, there's a lot more interesting stuff going on and not just because he's buying "better" brands.
post #81035 of 103609
I guess your definition of interesting and my definition of interesting are different. I agree with you that the fits themselves aren't as "interesting" in the sense that they line up with the SF/SuFu aesthetic criteria, but I think the watered down-ness is in and of itself an interesting outcome that's worth considering, if only as a "product of a community" aspect.

To me, it's like listening to pop music that's poaching EDM tropes. Like, I fuck with burial and shit but i think it's kind of fun when there's a dubstep breakdown in a justin bieber song. Seeing how cultural influences translate to different contexts, that sort of thing.

Also, even best of thread here devolved into pointless bickering.
post #81036 of 103609

wrong thread

post #81037 of 103609
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I guess your definition of interesting and my definition of interesting are different. I agree with you that the fits themselves aren't as "interesting" in the sense that they line up with the SF/SuFu aesthetic criteria, but I think the watered down-ness is in and of itself an interesting outcome that's worth considering, if only as a "product of a community" aspect.

To me, it's like listening to pop music that's poaching EDM tropes. Like, I fuck with burial and shit but i think it's kind of fun when there's a dubstep breakdown in a justin bieber song. Seeing how cultural influences translate to different contexts, that sort of thing.

Also, even best of thread here devolved into pointless bickering.

I'll agree with that, I think it boils down to a difference in what is "worth" looking at (and again I want to be clear that I'm not trying to be a dick and downplay MFA). I do occasionally visit MFA to look at fits, since like you said, it is cool to see the product of a community.
post #81038 of 103609
yeah i guess i should've been more specific about why i was posting it.
post #81039 of 103609
Who sells Dior shoes (not sneakers), anyone know?

LVR just confirmed they are only carrying sneakers and loafers for FW13. There's no runway stuff in the Dior.com web-store, and the only other retailers I know to try (Matches and Browns) came up empty.
post #81040 of 103609
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Who sells Dior shoes (not sneakers), anyone know?

LVR just confirmed they are only carrying sneakers and loafers for FW13. There's no runway stuff in the Dior.com web-store, and the only other retailers I know to try (Matches and Browns) came up empty.

colette.fr, I think
post #81041 of 103609
Picture taken from SZ mag party (Paris fashion week), it's funny how easy to spot I am even though you hardly see me (if it was in colour though it would take 1 sec).

post #81042 of 103609
Was that separate from the Damir after party? I know sz cohosted that.
post #81043 of 103609
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Originally Posted by Fuuma View Post

Picture taken from SZ mag party (Paris fashion week), it's funny how easy to spot I am even though you hardly see me (if it was in colour though it would take 1 sec).

when i first saw this image i just thought you were being insensitive whilst attending a funeral


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post #81044 of 103609
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Was that separate from the Damir after party? I know sz cohosted that.

Yeah, separate. DD was at a club (club79), this was the sz event, Damir was just co-hosted by SZ and the people who threw the NYNY at Le Baron party from last night that I am still recovering from.
post #81045 of 103609

what did the party smell like

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